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Engine smoking car started to smell like burning, white smoke coming from lower engine area (near drivers side wheel well). Also started steering badly. Was running fine earlier in the day. Fluids seem normal, will check transmission fluid

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Also check power steering hoses and fluid

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Check to see if your water pump is not leaking. If not check around the thermostat also

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Black smoke is burning oil, white most likely is ur coolant. check for leaks, some where is leaking.

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Ccheck your brake caliper sounds like it is sticking. if so replace it

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SOURCE: my engine is jumping smells like smoke fluids are

sounds like a motor mount is bad. does the motor kick back hard when putting in drive or reverse? if so you need to change the bad motor mount.

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SOURCE: White smoke occasionally coming out of my Altima tail pipes.

If there is no loss of Coolant, which is a sign of Head gasket failure to the combustion area, which generates white smoke, I would recommend after 4000 miles of your mileage alone, a complete Service of Engine Oil and filter, AIR filter and Fuel filter.
An inexpensive way to find a recurring combustion problem, At 60k miles, the Spark plugs should still be good, but pull them anyway, just to confirm.
Regards,DT

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